Modalert 200mg tablet is a brand name for Modafinil component. To get this tablet prescription is compulsory. It is given to the patients who are suffering from sleeping disorders especially during daytime, the illness being narcolepsy. Other illness where it is used is Obstructive sleep apena (where breathing seizes during sleeping). This tablet should not be taken by just anyone who doesn’t have sleeping disorder. It also works in cognitive enhancement
Usage of Modalert 200mg
It is prescribed by doctors in some of the neurological disorders:
- Shift work Sleep disorder – This medicine helps those who doesn’t have a regular sleep pattern due to the shift job.
- Obstructive Sleep Apena – It is given to the Obstructive Sleep Apena patients i.e. the patients whose breathing becomes slow or stops for small time hence resulting in sleeping disorder and sleepiness in daytime.
- Narcolepsy – Modalert 200mg is used to treat sleep-wake routine disruptions in day time that are the common symptoms of Narcolepsy. It helps in keeping the person awake in daytime.
Dosage of Modalert 200mg
The Modalert 200mg dose will be prescribed by the doctor itself as the dose differs from one individual to other individual, also on the severity of the illness. Though if you miss a dose that take it as soon as you remember or if you are near your next dose that skip the missed dose . Don’t double the dose. In case of overdose please contact emergency services of the hospital as it can cause some very adverse effects to the patient.
Key pointers to remember while taking Modalert 200mg
Some of the points that you must remember before you start your dosage or the ones you should discuss with your doctor before starting the dosage are:
- It should not be combined with alcohol as it causes too much drowsiness and tranquillity in the person.
- The time within which the medicine starts showing affect is 20 to 60 minutes.
- Also its affect lasts up to 5-10 hrs.
- If you are pregnant please consult your gynaecologist before starting on the tablet as it has been seen to show effect on animal foetus. Though not much study is done on humans still one must consult before taking any medication.
- If you are a breast feeding mother than consult your doctor before starting this medicine. Even if it has to be taken, it should be done under proper and constant supervision.
- While you are taking this medicine driving and operating machinery should be done with caution.
So this medicine should be taken under strict supervision and is only given through prescription.
Side-effects of Modalert 200mg
All medicines have side-effects, same goes for this medicine. The side-effects can be severe or rare. Modalert 200mg side-effects are:
- Fever and shudders
- Chest pain
- Unusual bleeding or staining
- Trouble sleeping
This list is not the detailed list, if you observe some unusual reactions to the medicine please contact your doctor or emergency immediately.